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Old 6th Jun 2006, 14:13
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had my trial lesson the other day at newcastle with JC!! it was v.good as he allowed me to fly the whole flight!! Absolute fantasic instructor and a great guy!! 10/10!
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Old 6th Jun 2006, 14:53
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Sounds like the little bug just took it's 1st bite...good luck, it's expensive from here on in!

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Old 6th Jun 2006, 17:14
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had my trial lesson the other day at newcastle with JC!!
JC is a gentleman, a superb intsructor and quite frankly the best pilot I have ever had the pleasure to sit next to.

Felix Saddler,

Get those pennies saved - and get yourself aloft again soon
 
Old 6th Jun 2006, 17:25
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Totally agree PD, The Sarge is indeed a legend.

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Old 6th Jun 2006, 19:07
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BULLDOG

Historically PPL training could not be done on a variable prop aircraft (Bulldog). However having said that I can't find any supporting document for this. It may be that this rule still exists or has disappeared. Perhaps it is like the Air Law pre-solo rule that doesn't exist.

I'll keep looking

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Old 6th Jun 2006, 19:16
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Bobby,

I flew hours towards my PPL in the Dog, not that many years ago. Like you suggest though, I soloed before the silly "air law" 'rule' was brought in by most clubs...

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Old 6th Jun 2006, 19:34
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<JC is a gentleman, a superb intsructor and quite frankly the best pilot I have ever had the pleasure to sit next to.>

Completely agree with that.

And regarding the bulldog - if I was on 20 hours or so, i'd probably consider it. But saying as I'm now getting fairly close to the GST (theory exams aside ) I might as well leave it until I've qualified. I'm certainly looking forward to flying it, though!

Felix - fun isn't it. I'm sure you'll be there again very soon - it's hard to keep away once you've been bitten!
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Old 7th Jun 2006, 21:28
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I have come down with the airbourne fever!!
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Old 12th Jun 2006, 19:50
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Trouble is Felix,the only cure is to take the whole course.
Even then it's not a guaranteed cure.


And P D will sit nxt to anybody.....
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Old 12th Jun 2006, 22:33
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GonTek,

Your advice to Felix Saddler is spot-on

I am rather fussy who I sit next to tho' - I'm even more fussy about who I may even share an aeroplane with, as you jolly well know
 
Old 13th Jun 2006, 17:34
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Me think's I have hit a nerve......

You were not fussy the last two flights Mr P D !!!!!

Must ask JC if there is any truth in the rumour that he taught Biggles to fly..


Felix : It will be fun and it will be pain but at the end of it all you get a nice pair of shiny wings and to cap it all a poo brown plastic folder with a PPL inside ( it should be leather embossed in gold for the cost ) Enjoy.
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Old 13th Jun 2006, 19:51
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V Prop & PPL

The PPL course can be done on the bulldog, but the skills test must be done on a fixed pitch aircraft. So its six and two 3's whether you do any time on the dog.

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Old 14th Jun 2006, 09:35
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Where does it say that? I can't find any reference to that rule in LASORS.

I did my skills test in a tailwheel aircraft, which has similar rules for signoff as a VP Prop.
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Old 14th Jun 2006, 11:01
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GonTek,

Nah, your flying skills are fine matey

And, as for......

Must ask JC if there is any truth in the rumour that he taught Biggles to fly..
I have it on very good authority that JC taught Wilbur & Orville their 'stickmanship'. I did hear that the Montgolfiers asked him for some help too but he was too busy gardening! I also think that JC is the 'Stig' off BBC2s TopGear but I can't get Jeremy Clarkson to confirm this.


Edited to spell 'Jeremy' right............DOH!! I'm getting my JC's mixed up now!!

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Old 14th Jun 2006, 12:46
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V Prop and PPL

This information comes straight from the fuhrer's mouth.
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Old 14th Jun 2006, 18:19
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Carefull what you say PD, JC may read this and we will be up on a charge.
He did not go to the Montgolfiers cos he was at the aero club bar ,Scotch in hand and Lord help anybody brave enough to get in the way of "Scotch"...

biggles wasn't that good anyway.
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Old 28th Jun 2006, 19:00
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Good luck with your test tomorrow........ ?
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Old 30th Jun 2006, 08:14
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First Lesson

Its my first lesson next weekend in the execption of a 40min trial that i had the other week and i want to take my girlfriend up with me as it is our year anniversery is this possible?
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Old 30th Jun 2006, 08:44
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I wouldn't imagine taking your girlfriend up would be a problem. But i guess it's up to the individual school. At my school, one guy took his gf along on all flights where the instructor was onboard.
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